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, they have a dynamic leader in president ellen johnson surly. her commitment to liberia, the experience she's gone through in becoming president and convincing me and convincing a lot of business people that liberia is open for business, that the government is folk cushioned on contractual rights, is focused on prohibiting any form of bribery or corruption, and as i said, liberia has ridge mineral rue sours, fishing opportunity and tourist opportunity. i can't imagine in any scenario that the liberian people will return to any form of the civil war that crippled liberia for 15 to 20 years. >> you attend the bic congressional black caucus weekend and when you talk to leaders about subsaharan africa and specifically liberia, what reaction do you get? >> most of the members have been committed to africa for a long time and they took the lead in ending apartheid in south africa and they have seen what happened in ghana with political stability and they look at liberia because of the number of liberians who live in the united states. there's a huge population living here, some 15,000 in atlanta
, that's halliburton doing the seem ellening. are they pointing a finger at halliburton here? >> that's a clear finger being pointed on halliburton on that. i haven't been able to read into it far enough to find out where the decision was made to allow them to go ahead with that system. and, you know, the -- nitrogen apparently was not effective as they thought it would be. they think that the nitrogen sort of broke out or pocketed and created gaps in the cement. >> we heard in the days after the explosion about a pressure test that's showed anomalies. a pressure test was accepted. the well integrity was not established blaming both bp and pointing the finger at transocean. transocean being the people of the rig, people being contacted to drill the well. more shared blame in that instance. >> right. yeah. in that instance, again, the company man, the person representing bp usually has the ultimate decision in that although someone from transocean, if they suspect something is wrong, they certainly have the right to speak up and contradict the company man. >> i have only had a chance t
unanimous support for that. our two chief negotiators, rose and ellen are here, and they did a terrific job, and we've had a very positive endorsement of it by former secretaries of state and defense of both parties, the joint chiefs have come out, everybody's come out for it. and, you know, it's a pitical issue. i wish it weren't because most of these treaties, you know, pass 95-0, 90-3. they have huge overwhelming majorities in the senate. but we know that we have, you know, political issues that we have to address which we are and talking to those who have some questions. but i hope at the end of the day the senate will say, you know, some things should just be beyond any kind of election or partisan calculation and that everybody will pull together and we'll get that s.t.a.r.t. treaty done which i know from my own conversations, it'seen as a really important symbol of our commitment to continue working with the russians. >> just one last question, then i'll open it up to our members. you're about, as you said, to head back to the middle east for the resumption of the israeli/palestinian
on the ellen degeneres show. and i think what you see there, what that really is a manifestation of is the fear that this white house and democrat ruling majority have about what's going to happen in november, he can not get himself to say, i will veto those tax extensions, i will override the will of the people once again. >> brian: but the thing is, we're not even talking about people. we're talking about democrats. talking about democrats that are going against what he wants to do. you have senator michael bennett says, you know what, i'm not going to go forward s $5 billion. that's not what's going to get me elected. i don't think we should be doing that. talk about the $50 billion infrastructure program that the president proposed. >> yeah. this is not just any infrastructure spending or stimulus. this is an infrastructure program that will benefit primarily and exclusively big labor. i'm calling it the big dig boondoggle because of an executive order that was signed into law by this president within weeks of his administration taking office. they basically mandated that all federal constr
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